FRSC deploys 1,500 personnel, 35 vehicles for Edo elections

As part of measures to ensure a hitch free electoral process in Edo State, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 1,500 members of its personnel to cover the forthcoming gubernatorial elections, slated to hold on Saturday 19 September, 2020.

According to assistant corps marshal Bisi Kazeem, the corps public education officer, the FRSC team is to be led by the zonal commanding officer RS5, Benin and to be assisted by the assistant corps marshal in charge of federal operations at the Federal Road Safety Headquarters, and the sector commander RS5.1 Benin.

Mr Kazeem noted that the corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, equally approved that a total of 35 vehicles, including tow trucks, ambulances and other operational vehicles be deployed to aid the electoral processes in the 18 local government areas of the state.

In his words, “the deployed personnel are to engage in the following tasks: carrying out enforcement of no movement order, certification of INEC vehicles to be used to convey electoral materials, removal of obstructions and rescue operations as well as joining other sister agencies to maintain orderliness at assigned polling booths.”


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